The 2019 Honda Fit is arriving at dealerships next week, and Honda has managed to squeeze an additional safety feature into the subcompact car without increasing the price. Similar to Toyota's Safety Sense, Honda fit models with Honda Sensing — Honda's suite of safety features that includes lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking — now also includes automatic high beams for the headlights. Oh, and Honda's available White Orchid Pearl paint color has been replaced with Honda's Platinum Pearl White.
Pricing for the 2019 Honda Fit starts at $17,080 (all prices include destination) for a Fit LX with a six-speed manual transmission, and ranges all the up to $22,410 for a fully loaded Honda Fit EX-L model with a CVT. Sport models start at $18,390 with a manual, while Honda Fit EX models will cost $19,050. Honda has the EX-L without navigation at a starting price of $21,410.
Honda Sensing can be equipped on all trim levels of the Fit equipped with an automatic continuously variable transmission. It's a $1,000 option for LX and Sport Honda Fits, and standard on Honda's EX and EX-L models. That's on top of the extra $800 charge to switch from a manual transmission to the CVT. For the Honda Fit EX-L models, no manual transmission is available, but Honda offers a built-in navigation that can be added for an additional $1,000. Sport, EX and EX-L models also include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
Smaller than the HR-V, the Honda Fit's competitors include the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback, Kia Rio hatchback and the not-long-for-this-world Ford Fiesta hatchback. The Mirage is priced between $14,260 and $17,460; the Rio starts at $15,095 and goes all the way up to $19,595; and the Fiesta hatchback starts $15,380, with a starting price of $22,160 for the sporty ST model.
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